Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A structure or situation involving imminent risk of death; a place dangerous to life.
“The driver of the vehicle said that it was becoming a death-trap.”
“The audience is harangued – as if we were army recruits – on Afghanistan's inhospitable terrain, its death-trap mountains and deserts.”
“I find out three things this evening: 1. There are worse things than staying with your best friend and her grandmother in a death-trap Chevrolet, weaving or no weaving.”
“Nobody had believed it likely, and he had not more than half favored it himself; but it is good, even when the next step may lead into a death-trap, to see one's first opinions confirmed.”
“A splendid lurking-place, in fact, provided it was never found; Gallantin had found it, and so it had become a death-trap.”
“Maybe the NHS wasn't the death-trap I had imagined?”
“Up on the satellite, Batman continues working, sure that his friends are walking into a death-trap!”
“I can't wait to see how Conan will inadvertently kill all his friends with a quickly jimmied up death-trap. exorcissy”
“Camoed Rambo appears, sets up that crude sprung-loaded, sharp-staked, death-trap - attatched subtley to the traffic light's bole, and as the shoaler passes me I cross myself before fully enjoying the triggered screams and arterial spurting.”
“It is a loophole that risks becoming a death-trap.”
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